Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Tourist Trophy: 100% Finally

May 29, 2006 i walked out of the games shop with what would become my favorite bike game ever. To this day i stand by the fact i think it's the best bike game on any system, that includes SBK on the PS3, i have SBK 09 and although you get more bikes on track i can't say it's an improvement in handling or track models.

On Sunday 15 August 2010 i finally got gold in all events on all tracks, that's a lot of racing! My garage is a bikers wet dream and i was soo pleased to win the race modified Suzuki Katana in the extra racing events once i nailed Tourist Trophy mode. i'd been after winning that bike for ages. Strange then you think that i post a pic of me on the Ducati 999R, well, it has the best power to weight ratio of all the bikes i currently own and was taken during my final race. i 'shopped it to make a nice ps3 wallpaper.

Did i get a Platinum Trophy?? nope, i did it because i enjoyed it, and that's what gaming should be about at the end of the day, not grinding your game for a meaningless square of pixels, it should be for love of the game.

Compare the time it took me to 'finish' the racing in this and ask yourself just how long does it take to nail one of these modern racers, i think the last one i played was Split/Second, that took me a couple of weeks to complete and i haven't played it since. Was it worth the money? It was a good ride and is fun to pop in teh drive and play for 1/2hr at a time, but Epic it most definitley wasn't despite all the hollywood cinimatics during gameplay.

And now, now i am waiting for November 3rd, as Gran Turismo 5 got it's official Europian date today at Gamescom. i'm taking the 4th and 5th off work. I also still play GT4 and was so happy when i picked up the PS2 to replace the loss of backwards compatability in my new PS3, i still think GT4 is more hardcore to play than the new mass market friendly GT5, hopefully there will be a mode for mentalists like me in the final code.


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